Personal Care Assistants



Excellent career and learning opportunities Casual positions with the opportunity of progressing towards permanent part-time Salary dependent on experience and skills This is a great opportunity to join a leading organisation in the field of Disability Services and actively assisting those in the community who have some form of spinal cord injury. About Us ParaQuad NSW is a not-for-profit organisation with almost 60 years history of being a key service provider for people with spinal cord injuries and other physical disabilities and assists those we care for to live independently in the community. We are a unique charity and believe our strategic plan and business model enables us to operate as a not for loss organisation allowing us to provide the best possible services and products to our customers.

Ferguson Lodge, located at Lidcombe, is a state of the art community based residential service for people with spinal cord injury (SCI). About the Role We are seeking motivated Casual Personal Care Assistants to work with a team of dedicated care staff. All duties are performed in compliance with relevant legislation, Disability Service Standards and in a person- centred manner.

Hours of work are casual beginning with 3 hour morning shifts from 0600 hrs – 0900 hrs with the possibility of increased hours with experience. This will include, but not limited to: showering, dressing, grooming, assisted bladder care, assisted bowel care including enema insertion, assistance with mobility and transfers, meal preparation, domestic assistance and community participation. This role may include performing medium to heavy physical duties.

About You This role will suit a flexible professional support worker who is looking to make a difference in the community through a rewarding and diverse role. You will identify with our values of Integrity, Accountability, Reliability, Leadership and Respect and you will ideally possess the following criteria: Essential Criteria: Current First Aid Certificate Personal mobile telephone with data capabilities Access to reliable transport for the purpose of attending community based services (own vehicle with valid NSW driver’s license) Flexibility and availability to cover a range of shifts times (early mornings, evenings, nights and weekends) Proven capability to build and sustain positive working relationships, and the ability to work in a team environment or independently as required Demonstrated ability to prioritise workloads and meet deadlines Desirable Criteria: Experience providing complex personal care and working with people to achieve their goals in a community setting Understanding of the rights and requirements of people with a disability Certificate III / IV in Disability or Aged Care or Assistant in Nursing Undergraduate university students studying a related health subject are encouraged to apply Benefits of working with ParaQuad include: Full training and a robust orientation program provided Ongo.

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11 Dec 2019


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